I am the Executive Director of Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity and the President of the board of Euvalcree. I hold a B.A. from University of Oregon, a Master’s from Santa Clara University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco. I have had the opportunity to “experience the world” through my consultancy work in higher education, taking me to countries like Saudi Arabia, England, Poland, Germany, and others! I was a recipient for the Fraternity Chairman’s Medal for Excellence this past year. Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity, founded 35 years ago, is the largest Latino-based multicultural collegiate Greek-letter organization with membership on 110 campuses from coast-to-coast. Utilizing my extensive and profound knowledge and experience, I advocate for, guide, mentor, and council our collegiate community to enhance outcomes at all levels.
I am filled with personal joy when I am able to provide access to the university environment and being able to mentor young Latino professionals. I am passionate about service to my community, of which Euvalcree is very much a part of. We provide a level of engagement and service in Eastern Oregon that is unmatched anywhere in Oregon. Even though I am located in Iowa, I support Euvalcree’s Executive Director and, through him, the staff and programs.
Passion and Goals:
As a first-generation college graduate, and daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, I am passionate about increasing access to higher education. I believe that knowledge is power, and that it can transform and individual to benefit the community. Serving on this board allows me to stay connected to the needs of my community.
I serve as Community Development Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) in Harney County, Oregon. I hold a Master’s in Communication Studies and feel honored to serve as a board member for Euvalcree. I promote healthy, resilient families and communities in Eastern Oregon and seek to connect people to resources to help them thrive.
I can see the steps of Euvalcree making a real difference in people’s and family’s lives. Euvalcree’s ability to engage and galvanize large numbers of people around issues and opportunities that make a difference in their daily lives is testimony to the organization’s relevance and importance in our community and beyond.
I am currently a student at Treasure Valley Community College. I serve as member of the board helping our community in the progression and proper representation of communities surrounding Eastern Oregon. Currently, I am living in Ontario and feel it is important to continue in our goal of providing better living for everyone in Malheur County and the surrounding areas.
I believe it is important that individuals who are willing to help in the development of their community that they are provided the proper resources so that everyone is given an opportunity to be heard and properly represented. As well as given proper and fair treatment.
I love watching everyone from my family, friends and community gather at events that we worked hard to develop. Seeing community come together has been one of the things that has made me continue to believe and strengthen my passion in working with EUVALCREE.
I have been a student ambassador for Treasure Valley Community College. I also served as the president of the Hispanic Student Organization at Treasure Valley Community College. I was a varsity athlete in soccer and tennis for Ontario High School. I was also recognized for my volunteer work at the Ontario Recreation Department. The biggest honor I have is being the youngest board member of EUVALCREE and serving as the Vice-President for three years.
My name is Amy, and I am the Executive Director of Oregon Washington Health Network (OWhN). OWhN’s mission is to integrate physical, mental, behavioral and public health services to improve health outcomes and health equity focusing on access, quality and cost effectiveness. Our vision is that citizens in Umatilla, Union, Morrow and Walla Walla Counties are the healthiest in the two state regions. As the Executive Director, I work with network members and community partners to better understand the gaps in healthcare and work to find funding to fill those gaps. I am passionate about serving and having healthcare services available for individuals who are stigmatized, marginalized and discarded by the medical community due to their diagnosis, ethnicity, race, or other factors that current societal thought deems them unworthy.
As a EUVALCREE board member, I see my work is to support and offer guidance to the Director and management team. As a fellow Director, I know that it can be difficult to manage a growing organization. Having a board that can critically evaluate your vision and work allows the Director to lead their team with confidence. I am new to this board but despite this, I think that one win has been the connections I have made with the Director and the other board members and our goal of improving services offered by EUVALCREE. Currently, I am an LCSW and a CADC II. I earned my B.S. from Eastern Oregon University, and my MSW from Walla Walla University
I currently act as the Director of Operations & Community Development for EUVALCREE, supporting rural and BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) community members in Eastern Oregon. I am passionate about making changes to our policies and systems to truly benefit our local communities that are not being served equally or equitably. I genuinely believe that the work I do with Euvalcree is essential and brings positive change.
I firmly believe that our work uplifts our communities in need. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as an organization, we have helped over 200 families with assistance like rent/mortgage, utilities, food, and other resources they needed to quarantine and isolate. This has brought an immense feeling of pride and joy. I currently hold an Associates in General Studies from Treasure Valley Community College.